Putting Our Memories Into A Photo book

Christmas is most certainly on its way. There’s definitely a different feel surrounding this year’s festivities. I think the uncertainty of whether we’ll be able to spend time with our families weighs heavy but also the magic of it is quite tempting too. In previous years, I have been quite organised with presents but the people I always find hardest …

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Autism, First Period & The Modibodi RED Period Pants

Clearly from the title, this is a blog post all about menstrual cycles. If you are a lady or have a daughter then this is certainly a blog post you’ll want to read. However, if this isn’t your thing (which to be honest why isn’t it, we’re in 2020 for goodness sake?) then there are lots of other blog posts …

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Our COVID Test Experience

As I start this post I wanted to say that we are all absolutely okay. Well, as far as being in a second lockdown with a killer invisible enemy lurking around any corner can make you okay of course. This is a long post though so get comfy! This journey for us started unexpectedly on Monday. We woke up in …

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Books To Empower Children

We are a week into the second lockdown in the UK, lockdown 2.0, and this lockdown does feel extremely different from the first one. I am extremely invested in making sure my girls are happy and thriving through this second lockdown and of course beyond that too. A great way to help children with their learning is to read books. We …

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Improve Your Marriage With These 5 Simple Hacks

Every year, millions of Americans get married and pledge to spend the rest of their lives together, through thick and thin. Unfortunately, marriages often go through some rough patches from time to time. This can be due to arguments, the loss of that “spark” or any number of other potential issues. Thankfully, a marriage that is in a bit of …

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St Helen’s Duver – Isle of Wight 2020 – day 2

I woke up really early on the first morning on the Isle Of Wight. There’s something about holidays that get me motivated for adventures and a new routine. I think I was the only grown-up awake. Our plans for our entire holiday was to take each day as it came. Make sure we did lots of outside adventures and kept …

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Godstone Farm At Halloween

It feels a bit bittersweet to be writing about our day out that happened just last week when we have a bit of uncertainty ahead of us. One of the first places we visited after the first lockdown was Godstone Farm and we excitedly got to head back to enjoy their Halloween fun this half term. It was a wet …

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Siblings 2020 – October

October. A month of autumnal vibes for us. There have been rain, wind, sunshine, mud, pumpkins and cosy movies on the sofa. Typical autumn. We have also had the half term this past week (or two for Freya actually). Part of me spent September and October dreading any phone calls from the school to tell us we’d have to be …

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We Got A Letter From Father Christmas!

Christmas is most definitely my favourite time of the year. I love all of the sparkle, the excitement, the music and the movies. It’s truly a magical time of the year. I know that my mum has nearly finished her Christmas shopping, I think she started it back in June! I’ve not even begun to think about Christmas yet as …

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We Went Pumpkin Picking

One of my favourite things about the autumn season is the pumpkins. For a few years now, I have made it a tradition to visit a local pumpkin patch. Sadly, this year our very local one has had to close super early and I don’t think we are going to be able to get there this half term. I’m extremely …

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Halloween Festival At Marsh Farm

As I’m sure you are all very aware, we love a day out at Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park. It stems from my memories there growing up although the farm has most certainly changed significantly since my childhood visits. We had been invited back for their Halloween Festival. This was our first event day since before lockdown and it felt …

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Travelling To The Isle Of Wight 2020 – Day 1

We had booked a trip to the Isle Of Wight last year. It was going to be a family getaway with Hubby’s Mum, her partner, his brother and his grandparents. Then the pandemic set in and our hopes to have a family getaway started to sink away. The initial and main lockdown in the UK felt long and tiresome. We …

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What Is Selective Mutism?

If you have been a regular and loyal reader of my blog then you will know that my eldest daughter, Freya, was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in January last year. Our family is somewhat experienced when it comes to autism and I had noticed complications in Elsa, my youngest daughter, from a very young age. In fact, something was …

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Letter To Elsa On Her 6th Birthday

Elsa’s birthday this year has been rather different. With the rule of 6 coming into place not long before, it made celebrating the occasion a little complicated but also wonderful. She got to enjoy two little celebrations; one with my Mum ahead of her birthday, and then one with my mother-in-law on her birthday day. The early birthday celebration was …

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Siblings 2020 – September

I think I say this each time I write the Siblings Post, but it’s been one crazy month. In a weird way, it feels like 2020 has gone by so quickly yet has dragged in the hardest of ways. September, of course, is the start of a new school year and I feel like we are getting into our new …

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